So how does a caretaker handle an impossible load? The answer must be to tap into the supernatural. Human love has its limits. Divine love does not. He wants to give us His love to flow through us to others. Just ask and keep asking -- moment by moment.
Interestingly, before God restores Job’s health, family and fortunes, He asks him to pray for the well-being of his friends, releasing them from the scars they inflicted. After all, the Lord did not want Job’s nightmare to continue. Whether real or imagined, revenge only breeds more pain. So don’t release the Kraken… on yourself!
So what does this mean for us? The significance of Jesus’ seating at the right hand of the Father was about His authority over enemies. The same is true for us, if indeed we’re seated with Him and we are! We have been given the authority and the ability to say no to fear and worry, temptation and sin! We have access to the exact same resurrection power so that we can have the strength to rise above our circumstances! Perhaps we should reserve Easter Monday to celebrate our seating with Him in the heavenly places! Will you join me?
So when it seems you're running on empty and He has given you more than you can handle, ask Him to fill you to overflowing with His Holy Spirit’s power.
Relax your mind and heart – don’t permit them to race on over various scenarios. Focus instead on the Lord and His love and power.
I experienced something more precious than gold that night - faith in the midst of suffering. I was in the presence of God’s glory, His "Shekinah Glory."
If we grasp both the heights of God’s holiness and the depths of our own sin, we will not approach God with a sense of entitlement. Instead we will humbly approach Him on the basis of grace – His unmerited favor.
We should face our storms head on. When we turn sideways or retreat, we are liable to get swamped by waves of burdens, worries and fears.
Our best path is to not wedge Him into our little dream house with the white picket fence on Easy Street, but to bow before Him, and listen to His Words.
We can’t prevent doubts and fears from popping into our thoughts, especially when we're going through a major crisis like fighting cancer. Yet we are not victims - we do not have to give in to destructive voices.
We may feel out of control, but that does not mean He is.
Please note: the ability and power to overcome fear does not come from you – it comes from Him!
Fortunately, nothing has the potential to improve our knowledge of Him like a major crisis. A little desperation goes a long way.
Is it any wonder that in hard times, God asks us to look away from our earthly dilemmas and look up to Him and His stellar handiwork?
The spirit of a man can endure his sickness, but as for a broken spirit, who can bear it? –...
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